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21 S. Austin Road
Janesville, WI 53548
Phone: (608) 752-2444
Fax: (608) 754-7780
Gary Sorenson

Gary A. Sorenson

Sunday, April 1st, 1945 - Monday, April 8th, 2019
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SORENSON, GARY A.
Janesville:
Gary A. Sorenson, age 74, of North Las Vegas, NV, passed away April 8, 2019, from natural causes at his home. He was born April 1, 1945, to the late Phillip & Helen (Kluewer) Sorenson. Gary lived his younger life in the Oconomowoc, Okauchee, Waukesha, & Stonebank areas, also attending Hartland Arrowhead & Oconomowoc High Schools. He always enjoyed attending both class reunions.
After graduating high school, Gary enlisted in the US Marine Corp. where he did two tours in Vietnam & was involved in Desert Storm. After 30 years of touring all over the world, he retired as a Master Gunnery Sergeant in 1993, making Las Vegas his home.
On April 24, 1970, Gary married Mitsuko Fukuyama in Okinawa. They lived there while Gary was stationed in the area. They later came to the United States, living in different states where ever he was stationed
Just about every weekend, his family & friends could count on him making his weekly phone calls to see how things were going. He loved to talk & tease.
Gary is survived by his wife, Mitzi; his brother, Steve Sorenson, of Florid; his sister, Phylis (Mike) Trujillo, of Utah; his half-sister, Dianne (Steve) West; 4 other half sisters, Terri, Dawn, Chris, and Pam; his sister in law, Jerri (the late Richard) Sorenson; 3 nephews, Karl & Kevin (Brenda) Sorenson, of Wisconsin, and Robert Sorenson, of Florida; and his niece, Samantha, also of Florida. Besides his parents and brother, Richard, Gary was preceded in death by 2 nephews, Nickolas Trujillo & Joey Sorenson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES. Burial with Full Military Rites will take place in Bethel Cemetery, Center Township. Visitation will be from 9:30 until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday at the FUNERAL HOME.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 20th, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, April 20th, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
    Location
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, April 20th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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  • Interment

    Location
    Bethel Cemetery
    Address
    W. Cty. Hwy. A
    Center Twsp., WI
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    Location
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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Lon Henderson

Posted at 06:39pm
Sorry to hear of your loss, Phillis emailed me with the news. Gary was my inspiration for joining the marines. I remember Gary from growing up in Wisconsin. I always looked up to him. I looked him up while in Okinawa.
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Ed & Jeannie Kaatz

Posted at 08:09pm
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Ed Kaatz

Posted at 02:16pm
I lost a very dear friend and fellow Marine, Master Gunnery Sergeant Gary A. Sorenson 0811/0812/2362. This last 40 years, he has been a friend, mentor and my hero. He served two tours in Vietnam and Desert Storm, his 30 years of service to this great nation was something everyone should admire. I am no hero but I have walked among a few and Gary you are one of them. Semper fi my brother, one day we will meet again.
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